It has now been more than a month since the devastating earthquake that shook southern Haiti. Thousands of people lost their lives and many more lost their homes. Yet there are stories of faith and hope shining through these challenging times.
Praying through the storm
Georges is 43. He jumped out of the window of his house when the earthquake hit. ‘If I had stayed in the corridor, I wouldn’t have survived. God did it. He made me move outside… I know God picked me up.’
Mesilia is 50. When the earthquake struck she was outside her house. But her daughter was inside. ‘When I felt it, I couldn’t breathe anymore, and I fell – I felt my head and my entire body hit the ground,’ shares Mesilia. ‘When I got back on my feet, I saw that the ground was cracked. The earth was split, there was a gap and I couldn’t pass.’
Thankfully, Mesilia was able to reach her daughter, who was unhurt. ‘I called Jesus and I praised the Lord Jesus.’
Setilus, a father of four, was at the supermarket: ‘[Everyone] kneeled and we began to praise the Lord, to call on Jesus, and it is at that moment that the earthquake became calm,’ he shares.